Perfect Blueberry Pairings for the Experimenting Chef

See which blueberry pairings will work the best when experimenting in you your kitchen with blueberry dishes.

Sweet and sour, salt and caramel, peanut butter and jelly…some flavor pairings just naturally go together. Blueberries are one of those foods that are just naturally suited to pairing with other foods, meaning the number of delicious blueberry pairings are endless. However, some blueberry pairings are better than others. The blueberry gurus over at the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council have listed the best blueberry pairings to try, and you can find them below with recipe suggestions to get you started.

Perfect Blueberry Pairings

Blueberries and Cheese. These two pair so well together they could be the next peanut butter and jelly! The savory notes of just about any cheese—though mild curd cheeses like mozzarella and feta are best—pair well with the sweet and tangy notes of blueberries. Try the blueberry recipe for Savory Blueberry Pizza or this Baked Brie with Spicy Blueberry Sauce recipe.

Lemon and Mint.  These tangy flavors pair well with the pop and sugary sweetness of blueberries. Try this Blueberry Mint Matcha Latte recipe, this Blueberry Lemon Mini Muffins recipe, or this Summer Fruit Salad with Jalapeno Mint & Lime recipe.

Rosemary. Rosemary has an aromatic flavor that transfers to an array of meats, cheeses, vegetables and more! Blueberries add another set of notes—fresh and sweet—to any dishes with rosemary. Try this Blueberry Rosemary Moscow Mule recipe.

Balsamic. Balsamic is another set of spices that pair well with blueberries. Try this Blueberry Balsamic Dressing or these Balsamic Blueberry Mascarpone Crostinis.

Coconut. The exotic notes of coconut are well-paired with blueberries, especially in breads and desserts. Try these Blueberry Coconut Tartlets or this Blueberry Coconut Bark recipe.

Banana. The mellow notes of bananas let blueberries play center stage. Try Tropical Fruit Boats or Gluten-Free Blueberry Banana Bread.

All recipes and photos courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

If you’re looking for more blueberry recipes to inspire your blueberry creations in the kitchen, look to the recipes pages or the Blueberries from Florida Pinterest recipe boards.